Oldt1mer - Keith

Oldt1mer - Keith

Posted on 07/04/2014


Photo taken on July  1, 2014



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Sony
SLT A65
Sony A65
Brockholes
A65
Cinnabar Moth
Cinnabar
Tyria jacobaeae
Antenna
Thistle
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Insect
Moth
Red
Brockholes Nature Reserve


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The Cinnabar Moth - Tyria jacobaeae

The Cinnabar Moth - Tyria jacobaeae
The Cinnabar Moth – Tyria jacobaeae – is so named because of its similarity to the red mineral cinnabar owing to the red patches on its otherwise black wings. Unlike many other moths, the Cinnabar flies during the day. They are found in Europe and western and central Asia but they have also been introduced into New Zealand, Australia and North America to control poisonous ragwort on which its brightly coloured orange and black banded larvae feeds. This one was seen at the Brockholes Nature Reserve, near Preston, Lancashire. There were many flying the day we visited but very few landing, I was lucky to spot this one on the thistle head.

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Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Very beautiful...great focus and detail.
3 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
Great shot Keith
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.